Created 26-Oct-14
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The Eikan-dō Zenrin-ji (永観堂禅林寺) compound is nestled in Kyoto's Eastern Mountain (Higashiyama), and its buildings, most of them connected by covered walkways and staircases, are scattered among a range of heights. The temple is commonly referred to as either just "Eikan-dō" ("View of Eternity Hall" or "Hall of Yōkan" or "Zenrin-ji" ("Temple of Forest of Zen"). The Founder's Hall (御影堂) enshrines and honours Hōnen, the founder of Jōdo-shū. The Tahōtō Pagoda is situated at the highest point in the compound, and offers a great view of the surrounding area of. There is also a open cafe in the garden.
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Categories & Keywords
Category:Travel and Places
Subcategory:Asia
Subcategory Detail:Japan
Keywords:Buddhism, Eikan-dō, Japan, Kyoto, Zenrin-ji, autumn, momiji, travel, 永観堂禅林寺, 紅葉